Sirius Chamber Ensemble

I had a wonderful chat with Ian Sykes from Sirius Chamber Ensemble. We talked about: [list type=’arrow’] Musician superstitions Wonderful acoustics of a church Dancing in the isles during Martinu New work “Mestizo Dances” by Nigel Ubrihien being premiered [/list]…

Swedish Roots: Jenny Eriksson & Tommie Andersson

classikON hears from two of Australia’s leading early music specialists – gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie Andersson.

Sally Cooper: Child prodigy to Classical Cross-over Artist

Sally Cooper is an unusually well seasoned performer for someone so young. She has been a musician for as long as she can remember. You may have seen her performing on Dancing with the Stars and The X-Factor. Her debut…

Young composer Cyrus Meurant: Life in composition

Thirty year old Cyrus Meurant has chosen to live the life of a composer despite the long hours and low pay.
classikON recently featured a work by Cyrus called Interlude (you can listen to this on SoundCloud if you cannot see the embedded player below).

Earlier this year Cyrus attended June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers and attracting talented composers from all over the world. Discussion, a lot of listening and developing new relationships that might lead to new collaborations, Cyrus has returned to Australia eager to finish writing his latest commission Klash to be premiered in December.

The Hilltop Hoods talk about classical music

The Hilltop Hoods talk about classical music
by Cecilia Timm

Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods are a major player in the Hip Hop scene and are undoubtedly Australia’s most popular and succesful Hip Hop band. The group formed in 1991 and have released 6 studio albums since. In 2007 the group rerecorded their album The Hard Road, this time with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and called it The Hard Road Restrung. This is personally one of my favourite mixed genre albums and I was delighted that MC SUFFA (pictured above, middle) agreed to speak with classikON about his relationship with classical music.

Sally Whitwell talks about inspiration, creativity and her personal style

Sally Whitwell talks about inspiration, creativity and her personal style
Over the years Sally Whitwell has strayed, trying out other instruments but she always comes home to her first love, piano. Sally has answered some questions for classikON about her love of classical music and what inspires her.

Katie Noonan: Classical music & how it shaped an Australian musical icon

I have always been a fan of Katie Noonan, ever since I first heard George in 1998, when I fell deeply in love with their song Special Ones. It wasn’t until 2004 with the release of Two of a Kind…